Tag Archives: Book

Where There is Hatred Let Me Sow Your Love

Tragedy and terror surrounds our children. Not a day passes that the news isn’t filled with horrific scenes on the media. How do we protect and prepare our children for the world they are growing into? The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology recommends helping children find ways of expressing their fears such as with […]

Why I Can’t Ask Why

It’s not likely that anyone can get to their 40, 50, or 60s without experiencing a list of hardships. Some of those painful events can be deep and get us stuck in the muck of depression. I, like many of you, have moments when I wallow in woe-is-me. I can’t help but ask why my husband […]

When to Pray the Rosary

Pray the Rosary When brushing teeth, getting dressed, combing hair, Laying down, standing up, or sitting in a chair, When in the car, on a train, bus, or plane, On a sandy beach,in the snow, or pouring rain, While preparing dinner or cutting grass, Mopping floors, doing laundry, on the way to Mass. Pray the rosary for peace every […]

Appreciate the Little Things

“The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things.” Hans Christian Andersen    

Evicting the Most Vulnerable

According to a recent Chicago Tribune report, nursing homes are evicting their most challenging residents in large numbers. Complaints and lawsuits across the U.S. have increased about 57% since 2000 in regards to evictions. The poor and those suffering from dementia are the greatest at risk.People with dementia require more attention and trained personnel.The nursing homes claim […]

Serving Others as She Led

“First and foremost, Mother Theodore was a religious woman. In her humble way she sought to follow God’s will rather than her own. As a servant leader, she rolled up her sleeves and physically participated in her missions. She taught in the classroom, cared for the field animals, tended the crops in the garden, coordinated […]

10 Reasons to Pray the Rosary

Mary’s repeatedly asked us to pray the rosary every day. Why? For a number of reasons, all of which promote peace. The rosary is Christ-centered. We spend about 20 minutes with Jesus and Mary. The rhythmic repetition of prayers is calming. We begin with the Sign of the Cross and the Apostles’ Creed, our basic […]

Let Go. Let God

  “Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally–not a bad idea since he’s the God who raises the dead.” This passage from 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 is paired with one from the story, Fortune’s Overshoes in the book, Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated […]

10 Ways to Lift the Spirit of the Sick

Here are a few ways you can assist a sick friend or neighbor: Pray for them Send little notes Drop off a healthy meal Run errands Do their laundry Watch their children Send a text or Facebook message Give them a call Drive them to their appointments Give warm hugs  

What a Good Mother Wants

Mother’s Day raises all kinds of emotions in us about our mothers and childhoods. Not all mothers are created equally, and unfortunately, some do not put their children first. For those of us who have or had a loving mother, and for those of us whose children fill our hearts, I know what we want […]